#SupportPGHMusic // Exclusively on HughShows Radio streaming at the bottom of the page, enjoy the entire December 13, 2014 concert of HughShows Live at Eide’s Finale featuring mini sets from acoustic and solo versions of my favorite Pittsburgh bands during the marathon 6 hour concert. //

As the band record their second album, I will hopefully be popping by the studio at times to give yinz guys an account of the progress. Yesterday when I was there, Greg was laying down some organ/piano parts on a couple songs and although not the best opportunity to take pictures, it’s always cool to be hanging out listening to how the songs take shape.

Boris Paillard goes by the moniker The Keys. He is a Montreal-based ‘folk-n-roll/edgy pop singer-songwriter’ that is touring the U.S. in support of his recently released 7th LP ‘Long Time No Sea’. Joining him in Pittsburgh will be locals Broken Fences and Jenny Morgan. He is also being followed by filmmaker Mickael Artaut, who is documenting the tour for an upcoming video. He was cool enough to take a few minutes to participate in this edition of First/Last.

Thanks Boris. Hope you have more time to spend in Pittsburgh this trip. I really dig your DIY ethic and look forward to the tourfilm!

I recently made a mix made up of all Pittsburgh bands for a friend of mine to ‘turn’ him on to the incredible music scene we are lucky enough to have here. Out of about 18 tunes, he said to me that he was really digging the disc but that one song by the ‘Harlans’ was just killer. He loved how it just exploded mid-song. Yep, that’s pretty much what hooked me to.

The band is opening for Vetiver this Friday, which I guarantee will turn out to be great night. The next night, there will be the debut of The Harlan Duo, James and Carrie acoustic, for a benefit show, which IMO sounds just as awesome. They were both cool enough to participate in this edition of First/Last.

Thanks a lot guys. FWIW-my first concert was The Eagles as well and I like to think I still have my cred. And to have Sir Paul as your first is definitively worth bragging about.